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When an IVC filter is put in place, a vascular surgeon uses a narrow catheter in the neck or groin of the patient to insert the filter. Before this is done the site of insertion is numbed, and sometimes patients are fully anesthetized. An x-ray with contrast is used to have the best visualization possible for the movement of the filter to the inferior vena cava – the desired location in which is just below the kidneys. Once the filter is deployed, the vascular surgeon removes the catheter. The filter should begin working immediately. The purpose of the filter is to stop blood clots from moving any further from the legs or pelvis. Often this IVC filter is used to treat patients with strong histories of deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary emboli. During this procedure there are complications that can arise for the patient, and there are risks following the filter placement as well.
Mild to moderate complications and risks of the procedure include discomfort or pain at the site where the catheter is inserted into the groin or leg. There are also risks of bruising or bleeding here, but any extreme cases of these should be reported immediately as it could signal an infection or another problem. The same is true if patients notice swelling in this area.
During the procedure patients are also at risk for reactions to the contrast dye, ranging from a mild rash to life-threatening breathing problems. If patients are aware of sensitives to iodine, they can receive medication to minimize these associated complications. The dye can also damage the kidneys, but medications can again be used as a precaution.
Other possible complications include damage to the vein that was used to send the catheter to the inferior vena cava, or an infection introduced through this passageway, or that of an IV. Infection of the lungs can happen if a patient aspirates during sedation. Patients with sleep apnea and other sleep disorders might be more susceptible to this.
There is a slight risk that even though imaging was used, that a surgeon deploys the filter in the wrong location. Removal or readjustment then needs to happen. After the filter is in the correct location, there is no 100% guarantee that it will remain there. In the rare instance when a filter or part of a filter moves further through the inferior vena cava, there is extreme danger that it will lodge in the heart or lungs and cause extensive damage, even death.
As with any operation, there always exists the possibilities of unforeseen complications. This is why full health histories and pre-surgery exams and tests are so important for reaching the optimal results.
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